THE tools of the trade for staff at the maternity unit at Warrnambool Base Hospital are about to expand thanks to a donation from the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.
Based in New South Wales, the foundation raises money to fund resources for hospitals and health services across the country.
In its latest allocation, the foundation gave Warranmbool Base Hospital $4780 for a jaundice detector and $3600 for a symphony breast pump with stand.
Warrnambool Base Hospital acting maternity nurse unit manager Janene Facey said both pieces of equipment would be welcome additions.
“We have two jaundice detectors but they are almost at the end of their life span,” she said.
“We will use it every day and it will mean a lot of babies won’t have to have a blood test for jaundice because the new machine will give us the information we need. The breast pump will be used in special care so mums of premature babies are able to express so the babies don’t miss out on that breast milk when they are unable to go on the breasts.”